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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kentucky fires its imaginary bodyguard

It’s sometimes funny to see how unconstitutional (and often ridiculous) laws are introduced in the very face of the government. But it’s always nice to see them going down.

That’s the case for Kentucky. In 2006 a law that required that the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security stressed...

“dependence on Almighty God as being vital to the security of the commonwealth” was introduced by representative Tom Riner (D).

Wait a second, a democrat? Introducing a law that speaks of nonsense usually found in republicans? What was he thinking?

a Southern Baptist Minister

Oh, never mind.

Fortunately this madness went down when Judge Thomas Wingate ruled that the law violated the First Amendment’s protection against the establishment of a state religion. Kudos for that judge! Actually it’s kind of sad to celebrate a judge striking down a law that so obviously goes against the first amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Yes, no religion entangled with the government. People can believe whatever they want, but the government cannot endorse such beliefs. That's such a great idea, since makes a government equal to everyone and doesn't put a belief in a privileged position over others. All of them deserve the same treatment, from Jehova to the Flying Spaghetty Monster.

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